restricted


restricted
re|strict|ed [rıˈstrıktıd] adj
1.) small or limited in size, area, or amount
It's difficult trying to work in such a restricted space.
2.) limited or controlled, especially by laws or rules
Press freedom is severely restricted.
restricted to
The sale of alcohol is restricted to people over the age of 18.
There is restricted access to this information (=only certain people can have it) .
3.) limited in your movements or in what you are able to do
The accident left her with restricted movement in her right leg.
In those days women led very restricted lives.
4.) a restricted area, document, or information can only be seen or used by a particular group of people because it is secret or dangerous
No Entry - restricted area for army personnel only.
5.) be restricted to sb/sth
to only affect a limited area, group etc
The damage is restricted to the left side of the brain.
Eligibility for five weeks' holiday is restricted to senior management.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • restricted — adjective 1 small or limited in size, area, or amount: It s difficult trying to work in such a restricted space. 2 limited or controlled, especially by laws or rules: Press freedom is severely restricted. (+ to): The sale of alcohol is restricted …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • restricted */ — UK [rɪˈstrɪktɪd] / US [rɪˈstrɪktəd] adjective 1) a) intended only for people who have been given special permission The officers were caught photographing in a restricted military zone. This is a restricted area. b) only for the use of or only… …   English dictionary

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